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Athena (or Clydesdale)

February 21, 2012
by Erin B

I don’t really think of myself as fat.  I don’t really think about it at all.  I worry about what I can do, not my shape.  But I have just realized (had it pointed out to me) that I fall into the size range for plus sized female athletes.  I don’t know how to take that.  In case you are wondering, a 150+ lbs woman (or 200+ lbs on a man) is considered an “Athena” (or Clydesdale) cyclist.


It doesn’t hurt my pride any, I am fine with my body.  I just had a moment of surprise.  No wonder so many women are afraid of alienated by sporting goods store.

My 150+ lbs still fit into a size 8 pair of Levis.

I am the average size at mommy’s group.

What the heck?  How do you ever expect women to join a sport if you start out by telling them they aren’t normal?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. LAT permalink
    February 23, 2012 11:21 am

    Wha? That’s just crazy!

    • Erin B permalink*
      February 23, 2012 11:23 am

      It gets worse, some places it’s 140lbs!

      • Erin B permalink*
        February 23, 2012 11:24 am

        Still 200+ for guys tho, that doesn’t seem fair

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